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To the Mountains wins New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival Book Awards 2018 Non Fiction prize

Friday 22 June 2018 12:54pm

To-the-mountains-coverThe New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival Book Awards 2018 Non Fiction prize has been won by Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey for their book To the Mountains: a collection of New Zealand alpine writing.

"This book offers a fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s mountaineering culture and history. New Zealand climbers have composed their alpine experience in letters, journals, articles, memoirs, poems and novels. Fearnley and Hersey drew from 150 years of published and unpublished material to capture a common Kiwi spirit of adventure," says the judge's report.

The 2018 festival runs in Wanaka from June 29 to July 4, Cromwell on July 4 and Queenstown from July 5 to 7. Programmes are available at Paper Plus in Wanaka or The North Face store at 38 Shotover Street in Queenstown.

Laurence and Paul will share some of the stories within, and about the journey of compiling the book at the world premiere launch at this year’s festival on 3 July.